[lfs-support] wget and openssl

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 2 16:08:22 PDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 06:41:07PM -0400, Jim Washko wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jim Washko wrote:
> >
 Jim, please *trim* what you are replying to!
> I then booted and everything looks good.
> I went to test wget by attempting to get Zip. (wget http//
> downloads.sourceforge.net/infozip/zip30.tar.gz
> It tells me
> "Resolving http... failed: Name or service not known.
> wget: unable to resolve host address 'http'
> Is there something else I need to use this?
> Thanks,
> Jim Washko

 I think you have one or perhaps two errors here -

The first is that you've got typos in the address/protocol for that
file - (a) you should have http://downloads... with a colon, and
(b) it looks like you put a space after the '//'.

 If I try wget 'http// ' I get the same error (in my case I then
got an error for the next line, downloads.sf/path/to/file, because
no protocol had been specified).

 I also suspected that you might have failed to put a nameserver
in /etc/resolv.conf - that would give a similar error but
specifiying the http://downloads... part in the error message.  See
section 7.2.3 if you did miss that, and if in doubt use the google
DNS addresses at the bottom of that page.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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